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A Pizza and Pasta Restaurant in Oxford

- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A pizza and pasta restaurant in Oxford would thrive because of the lifestyle that the people in the city live and their expenditure patterns, which show preference for flashy foods like pizza. The report is about a company that wants to set up a pizza and pasta restaurant in Oxford. The report evaluates the nature of business in oxford and the purchasing trends among the residents in the area. The report also evaluates the realistic nature of pizza and pasta restaurant in Oxford in terms of the profitability and the market catch for a new business....   [tags: business analysis, target market]

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The Differences Between The And Oxford And Cambridge

- Aristocratic. Ha... I hear you muttering under your breath. You know that Oxbridge only exists for the worlds’ privileged aristocratic youth strutting their arrogant stuff with expectations of wealth and power. You think it is rare that a state educated pupil makes an impact in these hallowed halls and cloisters. Think again. Both Oxford and Cambridge are vibrant, diverse and complicated places that defy a ‘pigeon hole’ description. Yes, there are still pockets that try and preserve that aristocratic perception....   [tags: Education, University, College, State]

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Statement of Purpose for University of Oxford

- Life can be so short and shallow, sometimes it requires a tragedy to evoke us of what is truly crucial in life. Eight years ago my cousin died after suffering a severe asthma attack. I was so melancholy when thinking about all the life experiences that he will being missed by taken at such a youngish age, and what a loss this was for the whole society to never be aware of what good or contribution he could have achieved, if given time. Breathe in the future, breathe out the past. I realised that the fact of his end is not a nightmare....   [tags: biomedical engineering, healthcare, diagnostic]

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Oxford University Job Application

- Supporting Statement. Please read the further particulars for the post before completing this section: these will describe the sort of skills, experience, knowledge, or abilities which are required (the ‘selection criteria’). Your skills and experience may have been gained though paid employment, voluntary/community work, domestic responsibilities, spare-time activities, and training. Your application will be judged solely on the basis of how your skills and experiences match the requirements for the post....   [tags: Job Application]

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Attending Oxford University

- Life can be so short and shallow, sometimes it takes a tragedy to remind you of what is really important in life. Eight years ago my cousin died after suffering a severe asthma attack. I was so sad thinking about all the experiences in life that he will miss by being taken at such a young age, and what a loss this was for the entire community to never know what good he could have accomplished, if given time. Breathe in the future, breathe out the past. I realised that the fact of his end is not a nightmare....   [tags: statement of purpose]

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Analysis : ' The New Oxford Annotated Bible '

- Proverbs 1:20-33 is a climactic telling of what happens to those who do not fear the Lord and seek knowledge as said in Proverbs 1:7. Wisdom is not just talked about in the first chapter, but found throughout the book of Proverbs. Throughout there is also a common theme about what will happen to those who do not choose wisdom. This pericope is basically a set up for the rest of the book in regards to what happens to those who do not choose wisdom. Wisdom is also personified as a woman. Woman wisdom will seek after those who are simple and hate knowledge with patience for only so long; once she has had enough she will present to them one last option that is severe in hopes that they will chan...   [tags: Solomon, Book of Proverbs, Wisdom literature]

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The Oxford Program

- Hello and welcome to the Oxford Program. Thank you for “enrolling” and I’m sincere when I say that I am anxious to start working with you. I am very enthusiastic about what I do – mainly because I can empathize with anyone going through worklife-related frustration and because I feel that I am very good at what I do. How the “process” works… The Oxford Program is sort of a group-based, career counseling course held in an online “discussion forum” format. I am here to guide you and facilitate your being able to make the best possible decision....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Oxford Movement and Jane Eyre

- The Oxford Movement and Jane Eyre   The Victorian period from the mid to late 1800's was a time of internal religious turmoil for England. In the Anglican Church there were many different groups competing to define the doctrine and practice of the national religion. The church was politically divided in three general categories following: the High Church, which was the most conservative; the Middle, or Broad Church, which was more liberal; and the Low Church, which was the Evangelical wing of the Anglican Church....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Problems Faced By The African American Community Of Oxford

- Racial Inequality in Oxford Societal racism is defined as a society with racist attitudes that prevent minorities from fully participating in social institutions. The University of Mississippi and the town it resides in, Oxford, suffered from this problem long before the University had been desegregated in 1962 and continue to endure this type of society fifty-two years later. There is an unstable display of people in this Mississippi society in the ways they interact and exist together. “The problems faced by the African American community of Oxford are the result of a complex integration of historical events, social practices, spatial isolation, and regional ideologies.” (Thomas-Houston Pa...   [tags: African American, Racism, Black people, Race]

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The Connection Between The Oxford Cleric And His Tale

- ... In The Canterbury Tales when the pilgrims are taking turns telling their stories, the Wife of Bath tells a story about women who desire sovereignty over their husbands. The Clerk then tells a story of the opposite view. In “The Clerk’s Tale”, the woman is completely submissive and loyal to her husband. The main characters in this story are Walter and Griselda. Walter was the Marquis who ruled in Saluzzo. He was so dedicated to his job that he chose not to even marry. When his people requested that he find a wife, the Marquis married a poor woman whom he had had his eye on for quite some time....   [tags: The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer]

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The Argument for Shakespeare Being the Real Author

- Ever since the author's background has been questioned, scholars and other people have debated over who wrote the famous plays and sonnets that have the name William Shakespeare signed on them. Many alternative candidates have been presented, such as Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. However, these people do not have strong or valid arguments to support their theories. Based on biographical evidence, Shakespeare, not Edward de Vere, most likely wrote Shakespearean works. The arguments for other candidates like de Vere are not strong enough to show that Shakespeare did not write Shakespearean works....   [tags: oxford, hamlet]

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Higher Education and Women in the United Kingdom

- Introduction: Although higher education has been available in the United Kingdom for a long time, women were not as privileged as men to be educated equally. Brown (2011C) finds that 70% of men were educated compared to only 55% of women in 1851. These days, the situation seems to be inconsistent with the past as there are 10% more women entering into universities than men in 2010-2011. Moreover, there seems to be almost twice as many female students than male students. (Ratcliffe,2013). This essay aims to give a timeline of the key events that led to the equality of women in higher education as well as when degrees were awarded to women on Oxford and Cambridge....   [tags: oxford, cambridge]

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Bob Dylan’s Oxford Town Impacts All Around

- “Two men died beneath the Mississippi moon.” Don’t fret the death mentioned because this is an influential quote from Bob Dylan’s song Oxford Town. This is a song about a Mississippi student trying to enroll into college, which led to raised emotions of his rights to being admitted. Bob Dylan, the artist who wrote and sang the song, influenced many people of all ages with his music. His music was commonly written on highly debated and touchy topics such as segregation and the Vietnam War. Overall, Bob Dylan was at the head of the impacts of music at the time, which could ultimately lead to resolutions of major issues....   [tags: civil rights violence, music, society]

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The Golden Symbols in Lord of The Flies by William Golding

- Usually, items and situations are taken at face value. To recognize symbolism takes quite a sharp mind. Even with the quick mind, some still will not catch complete meanings of certain symbols. Symbols tend to stand for only one thing. They will stand for life or death or anything you can imagine. Sometimes, it can be seen that symbols can stand for more than one thing. William Golding finds a way to make a few of the symbols in his novel mean two things. In Lord of the Flies, Golding writes of a pig’s head, an island, and a fire that can have two very different meanings....   [tags: oxford, london, symbolism]

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Living in a Retirement Community

- Living in a retirement community can be a difficult time for the resident and their family. It can be stressful to move away from your family and home. Staff members try to make the community feel as much like home as possible. The Knoll’s of Oxford makes this their top priority. They offer everything from fishing holes, trips to Hueston Woods, bird watching and plenty of other activities for residence to partake in. The Knolls of Oxford is also strongly affiliated with Miami University. Many of the residents at the Knolls hold a special place in their heart for Miami, as many of them are alumni or former staff....   [tags: The Knolls of Oxford, the elderly]

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A Single American Nation

- After the the sit-ins, the Freedom Rides (starting in 1960), the Battle of Oxford, the civil rights movements earned African-American men, women, and children the right to sit in public places, use restrooms, and drinking fountains that were no longer “whites only”. The civil rights movement also earned African-Americans the right to go to school (after the Supreme Court made their ruling on “Brown vs. the Board of Education”-they came to the conclusion the black and white schools were not separate but unequal), work, and vote (Beacham, T....   [tags: battle of oxford, african americans]

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Popular Music Affects Everyday Speech

- ... We use words from other countries and places in our language. Bryson says that “this is of course one of the glories of English — its willingness to take in words from abroad, rather as if they were refugees” (812). We have taken many words from other countries and put them into our language, such as shampoo from India. For example, the Japanese word “kawaii” translates to “cute” in English. This word is known to be used among English-speaking pop-culture fans. In 2013, Avril Lavigne borrowed the word to use in her song “Hello Kitty”....   [tags: Oxford English Dictionary, English language, Word]

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The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- How are family relationships explored in any two texts studied on the module. Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis vs Shakespeare, The Tempest. The relationship between Prospero and Miranda is established immediately on the characters entrance where Miranda quotes “My dearest father” (William Shakespeare, 2008. The Tempest: The Oxford Shakespeare The Tempest (The Oxford Shakespeare: Oxfords World 's Classics). P.101, Reprint Edition. Oxford University Press.) and as this scene continues over the next few pages, we explore into their relationship as father and daughter more....   [tags: Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis, Family]

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Who Is the Real Author of Shakespear?

- The big question is who is the real author of Shakespeare. Most people say that’s obvious and say Shakespeare, but is that the real case. Well, in this case they are wrong. The real author of the Shakespeare is Edward de Vere. The evidence is in the education, mysterious behavior, information saying Shakespeare wasn’t the real author, Shakespeare being the undercover name, and the clues that Oxford is the real author. Most people just want to jump to the conclusion that Shakespeare couldn’t have written the plays....   [tags: author, education, behavior]

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Geoffrey Chaucer's Experiences In the Canterbury Tales

- In the Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer describes the journeys and life lessons of thirty fictitious pilgrims. Scholars explain that only one of the thirty pilgrims was indeed Chaucer, but other characters in the Canterbury Tales represent the struggles of Chaucer as well. Although the pilgrims’ tales were pretend, they were based on actual events that Chaucer experienced throughout his lifetime. He represents his own insecurities and flaws throughout the array of the characters’ tales. Situation irony of the characters conceals Chaucer’s role while it entertains the audience....   [tags: The Canterbury Tales Essays]

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Definition Essay - Defining Service

- Definition Essay- Defining Service Being raised in a Christian faith and family, you’re likely to hear the word “service” quite a bit. Not ever truly being interested in the denotation of this word, I always referred to the church holding services, in which were usually, programs that contain dedicated members of the church. Oxford American Dictionary says describes it as “a meeting of a congregation for worship of God, a religious ceremony. Religion being such a sensitive issue for many people, and because there are so many opinions concerning it out there, connotations for words frequently used in it are not widely talked about....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Civil Rights around the World

- Throughout history, people have fought for equality and started civil rights movement to change the world they were living in. The road to freedom and equality has never been easy. Being met with struggles and force, pushing past it all can be difficult. Though Tiananmen square and Oxford happened on opposite sides of the world, there were still some similarities between the two. The events that took place in Blood Done Sign My Name are very similar to what happened in Tiananmen Square in 1989. The events in Tiananmen Square started to unfold after the death of Hu Yaobang, which was on April 15th, 1989....   [tags: massacre at Tiananmen Square]

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Using the International Relation’s Theory to Explain the Kosovo Albanian War

- ... Serbia acted to remain in power of territory and people. NATO and the UN acted to prevent further crisis and deaths, also against international criticisms. The United States and Western allies acted to demonstrate their power over and to control their spheres of influence. Anarchy, the third principle demarcated by the Oxford Handbook of International Relations, establishes that the absence of an international government provides feeding ground for self-help to accumulate (Oxford, 133). Though NATO and the UN act as international interventionists, they are not an international government, and as much as the United States to assert itself as an international policeman, it does not step i...   [tags: groupism, realism, politics]

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American Legion Report

- American Legion Post 108 Oxford, MI The American Legion was chartered on November 11, 1919. It was formed with the purpose of helping out retired war veterans and the communities surrounding their posts. All members, or former members, of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to become members of their local American Legion. They are eligible as long as they were honorably discharged after serving on active duty during basically any major war in our history. Presently there are 325 legion members in Oxford, and nearly 3 million members’ nation wide....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Discrimination: Right or Wrong?

- Oxford, NC, 1970, this town changed and there was no going back. At this time in Oxford, integration had started to happen in towns close by and now people wanted Oxford to change as other towns had. This was a hard time for the whites because they were use to blacks doing all their word and looking down on them, that now blacks and white were supposed to be treated equal. While the surrounding towns where integrating the people in Oxford were still discriminating. In “Blood Done Sign My Name”, people get to understand the real story of the events that happened in Oxford around 1970....   [tags: Blood Done Sign My Name]

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William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton: A Brief Biography

- ... While he was still attending Georgetown, he was named a Rhodes Scholar. A Rhodes Scholar is given to a very smart student and gives them the privilege to go to Oxford University in England for two years. So Clinton attended Oxford University in England. While in Oxford, he received a draft letter to go fight in the Vietnam War. The day he received the letter, was the day he was supposed to be at the draft board. He wrote the draft board explaining that he was in Oxford, England. The draft board told him to finish his year at Oxford , and report back when he returned to the United States....   [tags: 42nd US president, I did not inhale]

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William Faulkner: Translating His Life into His Works

- Humankind through years of evolution has become a glorious race with an inexhaustible capacity to think. Each mind is filled with a profusion of ideas and other abstractions, which are sought to be expressed. Often, people find their medium of expression through art. Jean de La Fontaine, a renowned French fabulist begins his poem, The Hornets and the Bees with the line: “by the work one knows the workman” (The Hornets). If art is a method of self-expression, the creator, is thus, significant. In essence, art as the reflection of a being is inseparable from the being....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Etymology and Analysis of the Word Burn

- Words have so many different meanings. Just pick up a dictionary to discover the many different meanings of the same word. Have you ever wondered where the meaning of the word originated. Maybe you have asked what a word means when another has used it out of context. How did one word come to mean so many different things. This paper will allow me to explore the definition of burn and where it originated. I will also discover how it has changed over the years and what the definition is today. Slang is the key reason words take on new meaning....   [tags: language, slang]

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The Life of Stephen Hawking

- ... Seeing as Oxford did not offer a degree in mathematics for Hawking to major in, he took on Physics and cosmology; and it was at Oxford that Stephen first experienced the “awakening” of his ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Despite his debilitating disease, Hawking would later obtain his Ph. D in cosmology with honors from Cambridge University in 1962; Hawking was 20 years old. It was years later that Stephen would make one of the most groundbreaking finds that would reshape the very foundation on how the world would view black holes and the universe (off of the findings of Roger Penrose)....   [tags: cambridge university, cosmology]

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Definition Essay - Defining the Word Private

- Definition Essay – Defining the Word Private As time progresses, so does the English language.  We use many words out of context.  But depending on the person, time, and maybe the location a new meaning may be adopted for any word.  As well as actual definitions of words.  Since 1913, when The Merriam- Webster dictionary was published, the meaning of the word private has changed, but not drastically. Since the earliest publication of the three dictionaries, the use of private and its context has not changed much.  There are not many different ways the word private can be used that would not be different from when the word was first published in dictionaries.  Everyday conversations that in...   [tags: Definition Essays]

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JRR Tolkien and the Twentieth Century

- The early twentieth century saw an upheaval of normal life in Europe because of the Great War and the changing political and social systems. In the midst of this time, JRR Tolkien found himself transformed from a young student at Oxford to a soldier in the British army as war broke out across the continent. This war affected his life deeply, whether indirectly while he was at Oxford or through his time in the trenches in direct combat. As a dedicated academic, however, Tolkien never abandoned his passion for languages and mythology but used his experiences to bolster his own writings and creative pursuits....   [tags: Biography]

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Genesis Shows the Deceitfulness of God

- The book of Genesis is the story of creation according to Hebrew text, God creates the world as a paradise, a lush green world that is good, a world that is right, God himself is presented as being caring and fair. However later on there are many stories within Genesis which question God's morality towards his creations. The supposedly just God is at many times shown to be petty, deceiving, and unequal in his treatments towards his creations. As a result of God's own duplicity the men he created covenants with, God's numerous prophets and their respective bloodlines, themselves are often two-faced and unjust....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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Study Proposal for a Social Studies and Premedical (Premed) Student

- Study Proposal for a Social Studies and Premedical (Premed) Student As a Social Studies and premedical student, I aspire to lead an international health and development non-governmental organization (NGO). Combining my skills as a physician and practitioner of development, I plan to enhance the health of marginalized, persecuted, and exiled populations. Through direct interaction with government bodies and humanitarian NGOs, I hope to highlight and curb the medical and psychological burdens stemming from human rights violations....   [tags: Study Proposal]

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William Faulkner, A True Southerner

- Any one who’s ever visited the south has a true appreciation for the writings of William Faulkner. Everything ever written by William Faulkner has a trace of the South that can be felt by just reading his words. Growing up in Mississippi, Faulkner was exposed to the Deep South and everything it had to offer, both good and bad. Through his writings, William tackles some of the most difficult issues of his time period and sheds light to the every day issues going on in the South. William Faulkner set the precedent for future generations, and he will arguably never be contested in his southern style....   [tags: Literature, Author, Biography]

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William Faulkner's Influence in Literature

- William Faulkner is known as one of the most important writers of American literature and of Southern literature especially. According to Wikipedia, Faulkner was born on 25 September 1897 in Oxford, Mississippi. He was a Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winning author who was highly acclaimed for his numerous novels and short stories. He also wrote a play, movie screenplays, and essays. Faulkner used his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi as the model for the fictional city of Jefferson. Faulkner was very influenced by the area and environment in which he lived....   [tags: American and Southern literature writers]

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Biography of Wystan Hugh Auden

- English poet, playwright, critic, and librettist Wystan Hugh Auden had a major influence on the poetry of the twentieth century. Auden was born on February 21, 1907 in York, England. Auden was born and raised in a greatly industrial section of northern England. His father, a prominent physician with an extensive knowledge of mythology, and his mother, a strict Anglican, both had strong influences on Auden’s poetry. During his child he moved to Birmingham. Auden’s early interest in science and engineering earned him a scholarship to Oxford University, where his attraction with poetry led him to change his field of study to English....   [tags: english poet, church]

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Reference Tool Evaluation

- Reviews allow librarians to evaluate the quality of the potential items that are being considered for purchase (Ross and Dewdney 246). They help make decisions about the suitability of a particular item for a collection and in choosing one item over other similar items (Bopp and Smith 317). The manner in which reviews from Choice and the American Reference Book Annual evaluate the Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature will be critiqued and compared. The Choice review reveals the intended purpose and audience of this reference work is as a resource for students and readers....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Gender Stereotypes Of The And Eve Within Genesis One Through Three And From Timothy Two

- ... The men hold a higher position than the women within this story. Also the women within this story is created from the man stating that without men there would be no women. This idea of man being created first thus making the sexs uneqaul in the eyes of God is a concept that shaped the writing of Timothy that explores women’s roles within churches. . Women’s roles within churches represents the hierarchy that is explained within Adam and Eve, man were created first and women second. Within the Timothy writing the passage clearly states: ” Let a woman learn in silence with full submission....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Adam and Eve]

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Review Of ' An Historian 's View Of The ' Gospel Of Judas '

- Eun Jin Koh Paul Tchir MMW 12, Section C11 Writing Assignment 1 27 January 2015 Christianity and Gnosticism Early Christianity was threat to Roman Empire (Bentley and Ziegler 228). The unique characteristics, such as all human beings are equal, or concept of heaven attracted numbers of poor people in Rome (Bentley and Ziegler 228). Due to the massive popularity, Roman Empire was fearful of losing control and persecuted Christianity (Bentley and Ziegler 229). David Frankfurter’s article, “An Historian’s View of the ‘Gospel of Judas’,” gives an emphasis the various accounts of Jesus’ relationship with individual disciples (Frankfurter 174)....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Judas Iscariot]

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Why Francis Bacon Is the Most Likely Candidate Responsible for the Sheakespearean Plays

- Why Francis Bacon Is The Most Likely Candidate Responsible For The Shakespearean Plays. Francis Bacon is the most likely candidate. He fits the time period, had the power, writting background and a secret hierarchy group of literary writers. Francis Bacon was born in 1561 and he died in 1626. The first Folio of Shakespear was released in 1623. The first play was written around 1589-1591. This puts Bacon within the time period to be responsible for the plays. Unlike Shakespeare or Edward de vere....   [tags: Edward Devere, plagiarism]

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China 's Economy Characteristics And Its Future Aspects

- ... And consumer spending continues to expand at a solid pace propped up by rapid wage growth supporting a strong expansion of the services sector. These factors will limit the risks of a “hard landing”. • Merchandise export growth disappointed to the downside in H1 2015, nearly stalling compared to last year, as the global economic upturn remains weak and the RMB rose significantly against China’s main trading partners, owing to US$ strength. This will limit China’s gains from an acceleration of growth in the US and the Eurozone in the near term....   [tags: International trade, Export, Economics, Economy]

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Timothy Tyson's Blood Done Sign My Name

- When we examine the various approaches for the Civil Rights Movement that are discussed in Blood Done Sign My Name we find that there is no one clear answer as to which is more affective, because it was the combination of all three: radical, liberal, and conservative that finally pushed some of what the Civil Rights Movement strived for. No approach on its own was able to do anything, whether it was the nonviolent marches and demonstrations which were not able to grab the attention of the white power structure, or the racially driven violence which simply terrified whites, and which most likely would have done nothing were it not paired with the nonviolent demonstrations as well....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement, Civil Rights Act]

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A Sociological Account: Summary of Hodgkinson

- The term Sociology can be defined as a study of society, “the ology” of human inter-action within the collective (society). The Sociological Imagination C. Wright Mills (1916-1962) believes that sociology is the most reflective subject there is. Sociology can be used for practical purposes to identify and understand social problems. Sociologists try to study society from an objective, impartial and unbiased position. The study of sociology differs from a common sense view point, as it challenges what is accepted as normal....   [tags: Sociology, ]

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Stephen Hawking 's Life And Life

- Stephen Hawking was born January 8, 1942 to parents Frank and Isobel Hawking. Isobel Hawking was Scottish and earned her way into Oxford University in 1930. She was one of the first female students to attend at that time. His mother wasn’t the only Oxford graduate in the family, so was his father. His father highly respected medical research. He mainly studied tropical diseases. He is the eldest child of four. Is sister Mary was born a year after him then came his younger brother Phillippa just four years after her....   [tags: Stephen Hawking, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis]

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Refugees and Asylum In Islam

- A person may leave his/her country of origin due to political reasons. When the person requests for protection from a foreign country he/she is accepted as an asylum. The country offers protection to the person as a political refugee. Those who seek asylum are normally persecuted for political reasons (Oxford journal, 2011). Those who confess to the Muslim religion view political asylum and migration with great importance. This is due to the political situation of the Muslim states....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Causality in African Traditional Thought

- 1. Introduction Individual and collective perspectives on life’s events, and how these impact on the interpretation and the consequent reasoning as to cause and meaning for the individual or group, is significantly influenced by the such individual or a group’s culture. In this essay the role of culture will be expounded and the resulting influence on perceptions in the African context, briefly discussed. 2. The role of Culture Interpretations and explanations for events and the possible causes behind such events, are unique to different cultures and is determined by the influences imparted upon the individual and society as a whole due to this cultural legacy....   [tags: culture, perspective, supernatural]

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Abstract: Margaret Thatcher

- Abstract: Margaret Thatcher The essay explores the life, times and legacy of Margaret Thatcher, the most outstanding female in the 20th century. The controlling idea is that she was a woman with great ambition, endeavour and determination to overcome difficulties of reaching her dream. Her ambition gained her trust from others gradually and made her the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She struck to sweep away a great prejudice against the mere idea of having a woman as an important political member ....   [tags: Biography]

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battle of hastings recruiting

- October 14th of the year 1066 two armies faced each other near the town of Hastings. 10,000 Norman troops under the command of William of Normandy faced 8,000 Anglo-Saxon soldiers led by Harold the current king of England. Geoffrey Parker, Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare (Cambridge: 1995), pp. 82-3. Harold's 8,000 men consisted of Housecarls, the local Fyrd, and local village volunteers. David Howarth, 1066: The Year of the Conquest (New York: 1977),pp.170-1 The two armies clashed on that day and history tells us the outcome....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Cambridge University

- "My parents didn't go to university and weren't brought up in England. They hadn't heard of any universities other than 'Cambridge' or 'Oxford’ " - Richard Ayoade. This Quote by Richard Ayoade reflects how great and prestigious Oxford and Cambridge were made out to be. Everybody wanted to go there and everybody knew about them. Over the centuries, both the universities have achieved greater and greater things than before. Today, facts throughout all the centuries, decades, and years of Cambridge will be discussed in terms of expansion, academics, new discoveries, and new achievements at Cambridge University....   [tags: university, academics, education, England]

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Definition Essay- The Evolved Meaning of Private

- Definition Essay- The Evolved Meaning of Private The word private has changed very much over the past 600 years.  When the word first originated it had a few concise meanings.  Today, the word private has plenty of definitions, some of which many people do not know.  For instance, it is interesting to learn that private means "apart from the state" or "a person not receiving treatment under the National Health Service or any similar state scheme" (Landau). Spending time looking through dictionaries helps to gain a much better understanding of a word  many think they know very well....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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George Orwell

- George Orwell Many writers use satire techinques to attack areas of life they didn't agree with. Satire is a cunning way to express their opinions. Some of these works today are considered masterpieces and works of art. One writer who was a genius at incorporating beliefs in his writings was George Orwell. Commonly known by his pen name, George Orwell was an English novelist and social critic (Wadsworth 866). Orwell was born in Begal, India and was later educated in Eton, England. He was the son of Richard Blair an opium agent and his "much younger wife" Ida....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Analysis Of Timothy B. Tyson 's ' The Murder Of Henry Marrow '

- ... Tyson’s monograph purposefully illustrates this grander scheme of hypocritical racism and discrimination through his account of the death of a young black veteran in his small southern hometown. The Civil Rights Movement had sparked over ten years preceding the murder of Henry Marrow in 1970, however, the South still remained heavily segregated and prejudiced towards people of color. While desegregation had been mandated by the government, the vast majority of schools remained segregated in the south....   [tags: Racism, Ku Klux Klan, Racial segregation]

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Representations of Mystery and the Supernatural in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Gothic Tales

- Introduction This dissertation will examine and analyse two of the macabre and Gothic tales from the English author Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865); The Old Nurse’s Story (1852) and The Poor Clare (1857). (Gaskell & Kranzler. 2000: vii-ix). Indicating and demonstrating how representations of mystery (secrecy) and the supernatural are used as vehicles of imagination, expression and exploration into the hidden depths of the female psyche (spirit) through the use of Gothic fiction within the Victorian era (1837-1901)....   [tags: Feminism, Literary Analysis, Thematic Elements]

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Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon: The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien

- Many writers use fiction as a release for creativity and to escape the boring reality of their lives. Very few writers have lives more interesting than their works. J.R.R. Tolkien, the creator of Middle-earth, is an exception to that pattern. He was simply a remarkable man. He had many different aspects of his career, he was a fantastic writer, and he left behind a massive legacy. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s parents, Arthur and Mabel Tolkien, moved to South Africa after Arthur was promoted at the bank for which he worked (Doughan 1)....   [tags: High Fantasy, Elvish Language]

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Benjamin Chavis Muhammad: An African American Civil Rights Leader

- Introduction Benjamin Chavis Muhammad is an African American civil rights leader. He was born on 22 January, 1948 in Oxford, North Carolina. He has taken his last name Muhammad sometime later in his life. His parents were Benjamin Chavis Sr. and Elisabeth Chavis. He was the only son of his parents among his three siblings. He did his schooling from the orphanage of colored people in North Carolina, where his mother worked as a teacher. Chavis became the member of National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at the age of twelve....   [tags: Biography]

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English Is The Formal Language For American Education System

- Oxford College and many other American institutions are culturally diverse. English is the formal language for American education system. At the same time, English is the lingua franca, hence widely spoken across the globe. Nevertheless, English has hundreds of dialects and thousands of accents which sometimes make communication between two English speakers ineffective. Non-native English-speaking students at Oxford College and many other American learning institutions have poor learning experience....   [tags: English language, Education, Linguistics]

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Observations Carried out on Children Should Be Objective

- All observations that are carried out on children should be ‘objective’. According to the Oxford online dictionary objective means that a person or their judgement should not be influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts – in other words, the observations should be unbiased. You should always be non-judgemental about the child and base your observation from only what you have seen on that specific day, not taking any past events into consideration – it is important that all children are treated fairly and equally to make the observation valid (based on the truth – Collins English dictionary) it is essential to make observations valid to increase objecti...   [tags: judging a child, subjectivity]

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John Wycliffe, The Morning Star of the Reformation

- One of the most influential people of his time, John Wycliffe, was born into a large family of Saxon origin that spread out over the areas, now known as, Wycliffe-on-Tees. He was born in Ipreswell, Yorkshire, England, around 1324; he died on December 31, 1384, in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England. As a child, his education was close to home; eventually he attended Oxford and became an English scholastic philosopher, theologian, lay preacher, translator, reformer, and professor at Oxford University....   [tags: church, pope, scriptures]

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Happiness Is The Meaning And Purpose Of Life

- ... In this case the dictionary uses happiness as a “psychological sense” (Haybron). Nevertheless, it does not indicate what state of mind is happiness. As represented in his work, Haybron, a philosopher at Stanford University, claims the answer for this question is “life satisfaction, pleasure, or a positive emotional condition” (Haybron). For example, Wilson, a blogger, wrote in her blog a case in which happiness is represented. She conducted an interview with Robin, who is 55 years of age, and would have a variety of experiences with the term....   [tags: Happiness, Emotion, Psychology, Meaning of life]

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Philip Pullman and "The Golden Compass"

- There are many great modern British authors today. One such author is Philip Pullman. His fantasies have been captivating readers in England for several years, and have been filtering there way across the pond and worldwide. Pullman was born on the 19 of October 1946 in Norwich. Because his father was in the Royal Air Force Philip spent much of his childhood traveling. His father died at age seven and he and his brother Francis were moved back to Norfolk to live with his grandfather while his mother went to London to find work....   [tags: The Golden Compass]

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BREEAM’s Role in Environmentally Friendlier Buildings

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- OPERA AND DRAMA: DIFFERING VIEWS Opera and drama are two closely linked disciplines in the world of performing arts; although many view these as individual aspects which should be combined to create a greater result, others seemingly view opera as drama although it would be seen as illogical to view drama as opera. The mere fact opera has a narrative, although told through music and libretto, combines the two. Michael Tippett’s opera, The Midsummer Marriage, contains influences from other established form’s (drawing examples for Wagner and Verdi) as well as containing Tippett’s own futuristic ideas....   [tags: Drama]

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Lewis Carroll Biography

- Lewis Carroll lived a disciplined and diligent life and accomplished many accolades in numerous fields of academics. His ability to do this was through the means of his family’s support and the era of which he lived in. These factors composed his disposition, which resonated throughout his literary works. On January 27, 1832 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born in Daresbury, Cheshire Country, England. In 1943 his family moved to the croft Rectory in Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, while he was enrolled at the Richmond public school....   [tags: Themes and Symbols, Opium]

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The Pleistocene Epoch

- ... Introduction: Civilization Corresponding with the transitional ecological changes of the Pleistocene epoch, notable for humanity’s gestation; the Holocene epoch propagated the “flowering of human civilization” (World Almanac Education Group, Inc. 2014: ) and the diverged-evolution of homo sapiens sapiens (h.s.s.) most akin to modern man. The Mesolithic and Neolithic transitory-eras, characteristic of these epochs, introduced h.s.s.’: adaptations, subsistence, and essential survival in coping with the actively dynamical environment....   [tags: Human, Human evolution, Pleistocene, Neolithic]

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Creating Situational Irony in Poetry

- Creating Situational Irony in Poetry Poetry often tells a brief story which encapsulates the entire life of a character in a few verse paragraphs. A skilled poet can generate an infinite variety of emotional responses from the reader, depending upon whether he or she intends the general tone of the work to be happy, sad, comedic, or ironic. In particular, situational irony can be difficult to create unless the correct words are chosen to direct the reader to the intended ironic conclusion. In his poem, "Mr....   [tags: Papers]

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Stephen Hawking

- Stephen Hawking Most people have heard of Stephen Hawking, and many agree he has made a huge impact on the scientific community in the past 50 years, but just how much has he contributed, and how did he get to where he is now. Was Hawking disabled at birth, and what makes him unable to move or even speak. Has he always been so intelligent. What are some of his greatest achievements. In the following pages, all will be revealed on how Stephen Hawking arrived where he is today. Stephen Hawking was born on January 8th, 1942, to his parents Frank and Isobel Hawking....   [tags: Scientists]

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The Talent Pool of Ole Miss

- The talent pool Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze inherited when he arrived in Oxford wasn’t what you would describe as deep or even comparable with the top schools in the SEC. However, with each signing class and each high-profile recruit the Rebels are closer to being considered one of the elite rosters in college football. Freeze has quickly built a reputation as one of the top young coaches in college football. Despite taking over a team that finished 2-10 the season before, Freeze led the Rebels to 7 wins including blowout victories in both the Egg Bowl and the Compass Bowl....   [tags: coach, football, quarterback]

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Definition Essay - The Word 'Private'

- Definition Essay - The Word 'Private' Private is a word with a multitude of meanings, some known and others not so known. When searched for in a dictionary, it can be found that the definitions don't vary much between the three dictionaries, although the dictionary from 1913 had a few dissimilar terms. The word private was looked up in Webster Dictionary from 1913,  The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition, and the Oxford English Dictionary: Second Edition. Many people think of private as meaning something in solitude, or secretive....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Hope, a Theme in Shakespeare´s Richard the Third and in George Frederick Watts´s Painting

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An Examination of Language Learning Strategies Used by College Students in Mainland China

- An Examination of Language Learning Strategies Used by College Students in Mainland China Introduction Language learning strategies have become a favorite topic in the study of second language acquisition in the past five decades. Large amount of descriptive work and empirical evidences from the research of language learning strategies show that the use of strategies facilitates students’ academic achievements in language learning (Cohen, 1998; Ellis, 2008; Mizumoto &Takeuchi, 2009; Oxford, 1989; Saricoban, 2008)....   [tags: ESL, Factors, Data]

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a poem by T. S. Eliot

- “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” a poem by T. S. Eliot, in which Eliot describes a man that was placed in the wrong time period. To do this he references some of Prufrock’s characteristics from other authors, such as Shakespeare. Shymal Bagchee expresses his view on Eliot’s modernist and absurdist viewpoints for the poem in his critical review titled “‘Prufrock’: An Absurdist View of the Poem.” Prufrock does not express his emotions like a regular person would, one that is connected to their feelings about the opposite sex....   [tags: shakespeare, absurdist view points]

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Sir Philip Sidney and an Analysis of Six of his Poems

- Everyone in this world starts somewhere, thousands of new beginnings each day, a new story drafted every moment. A story can be written, told by mouth, or acted out, but it is the original telling, the occurrence of such a story, which remains the most engaging and interesting, leading to the stories that will be told long after the characters are gone. With each birth a new story begins, with each achievement the plot of a story is established, and with each death a story is passed on. Some people create more stories than their own, weaving their words into a tale of their choosing....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Beyond the Homosexual Connection:An Analysis of Thomas Mann´s Death in Venice

- Thomas Mann´s ¨Death in Venice¨ presents a provocative love story between an older man and a young boy. It captures the life of an elderly German writer named Gustave von Aschenbach who, while on vacation, in Venice falls passionately in love with a young Polish boy named Tadzio. However, Aschenbach´s love is unreciprocated and no real relationship is born. Although the romantic involvement between the characters is one sided, the novel has stilled managed to generate diverse and often controversial interpretations....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Classism in The Great Gatsby and A Streetcar Named Desire

- Classism has a heavy influence on characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Both Tom Buchanan and Blanche Dubois show disrespect towards others due to their dominating classist views. Tom primarily displays his dislike of Jay Gatsby, due to Gatsby’s standing as a member of the “Nouveau Riche,” or newly rich, in great contrast to Tom’s “Old Money”. Blanche directs her distaste at Stanley Kowalski, because Blanche believes that she and her sister are of high standing in society, and Blanche does not approve of Stella marrying into a lower class....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire, The Great Gatsby]

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The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward

- C. Vann Woodward wrote The Strange Career of Jim Crow for a purpose. His purpose was to enlighten people about the history of the Jim Crow laws in the South. Martin Luther King Jr. called Woodward’s book, “the historical Bible of the civil rights movement.” (221) Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote revealed the true importance of Woodward’s book. Woodard’s book significance was based on it revealing the strange, forgotten facets of the Jim Crow laws. Assumptions about the Jim Crow’s career have existed since its creation....   [tags: discriminatory laws, civil rights]

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How Dorothy Leigh Sayers Overcame the Obsticles in her Life

- “She always says, my lord that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.”(Sayers) Dorothy Leigh Sayers was an ambition woman whom, had went through ultimate struggle in life. Some of her books are “Whose Body”, “Gaudy Night” and a view plays such as “The Zeal of Thy House”, “The Emperor Constantine.” Neither, the less she overcame those obstacles. She started writing mystery novels, and religion novels and plays. Dorothy Leigh Sayers was born in Oxford, England on June 13, 1893....   [tags: novels, published, mystery ]

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Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih

- Cultural Feminism vs. Post Colonized Feminism Being a Feminist and having a Feminist point of view in observing every cultural, social and historical issue had been translated as having a feminine centered and anti-masculine perception. Unlike the general and common knowledge about feminism, it is not only an anti-masculine perception towards social and individual issues. Feminism according to Oxford dictionary is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes that more commonly known as the pursuit of equality for women’s rights....   [tags: cultural feminism, post colonized feminism]

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An Investigation Into The Enlightenment And The Industrial Revolution

- Anyone studying or working in economics today owes a debt of gratitude to Adam Smith, who is considered by many to be the father of modern economics. Smith was a moral philosopher of Scottish ancestry who lived and wrote during the Scottish Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. Published in 1776, his work An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations decried government intervention in the economy and provided a blueprint for free markets and free trade. Thus began modern economics....   [tags: Adam Smith, Economics, Scottish Enlightenment]

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The Life and Literary Accomplishments of C.S. Lewis

- C.S. Lewis is perhaps the best known Christian writer of the twentieth century. His fiction for children and adults and his writings as an apologist for Christianity are still widely read, enjoyed and discussed. A scholar of English literature, particularly Medieval and Renaissance, he was an Oxford don and Cambridge professor and also a writer of poetry. Lewis said of his reason for writing, “I wrote the books I should have liked to read, if only I could have got them” (Faces, vii). The editors of Time, in their preface to Till We Have Faces, wrote, “Fortunately for Western literature, C.S....   [tags: biography, writers]

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A Room of One's Own, by Virginia Woolf

- The commentary that makes up Virginia Woolf s A Room of One's Own is delivered by a female narrator on the move. She is first depicted wandering out-of-doors on the grounds of a university campus. Immediately afterwards, she makes her way indoors into various rooms and halls belonging to two of the many colleges that readers can assume make up this university. Next, she is depicted visiting the British Museum in the heart of London. She ends the book located in her London home. The mobility of this narrator points to the importance of setting in the novel....   [tags: Summary, Analysis, Background]

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